From powdered eggs to fresh apples to entire sausages, here’s the chow that keeps us going.
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Nothing says down-home comfort better than a steaming mug of hot chocolate. Assemble these easy recipes at home to upgrade a classic drink.
As defenders of all things outdoors, we can’t let Paul Hollywood’s weird marshmallow hockey pucks stand.
A home dehydrator might be the handiest kitchen tool you never knew you needed. Upgrade your backcountry cooking with these drying (and rehydrating) tips.
Despite their eponymous appearance, cow chips, a rich cookie, taste divine.
Whether for breakfast, lunch, or an after-dinner treat, these make-ahead crepes add a touch of class to any campsite.
From "good old raisins and peanuts" to trail mixes spiced with hot peppers, Michigan cherries, beer nuts, and dried carrots, the ultimate backwoods snack comes your way, courtesy of Backpacker readers.
Stop settling for the same blah menu. With these tips, all hikers can prepare trailside Michelin-star-worthy meals. Even the lazy ones.
One hiker combines her loves of cooking and backpacking.
Prep for this no-mess treat is more complicated than boiling water—barely.
No dehydrator? No problem. Jury-rig your oven to make this tangy, smoky snack at home.
Noodles in the morning? Trust us on this one.
These hiking mistakes are as common as can be—but there's no excuse for making them.
Protein helps your body maintain muscle mass, prevents next-day soreness, and sustains energy. Pack it in with these filling, recovery-boosting recipes.
Tasty enough for food bloggers, but portable enough for the trail: These homemade hiking snacks will quickly replace any pre-packaged bars from the store.
Wow your friends with this campfire cooking trick.
Get into the winter spirit with 11 custom recipes for the most classic backpacking dessert.
Class up your camp with these backpacker's crepes.
Instant sweet potatoes and mini marshmallows make this a unique twist on pizza.
Roasted marshmallows aren’t just for s’mores: Use them to top this delicious, easy berry treat.
Take the holidays outdoors with this easy, delicious menu.
Getting outdoors to give thanks doesn’t have to mean dehydrated meals.
This savory, protein-packed breakfast made with sweet potatoes and bacon is sure to put instant oats to shame.
Ward off the chill of fall backpacking with a cup of steamy, savory soup.
Charred pepper lends a punch of smoky flavor in this hearty, veggie-stuffed meal.
Get a hearty dose of fruit and vegetables right on the trail.
Bring a little autumn flavor right to the trail with this easy backcountry pie recipe.
What's better than apple pie? Apple pie baked over a campfire, of course.
Those instructions on the brownie box? Feel free to ignore them. This simple technique will get you a gooey, chocolatey dessert in just a few minutes.
These protein-packed snacks will give you the boost you need for long days on the trail.
Carboload for a full day of hiking with these delicious pasta recipes.
Chewing is overrated. Meet your new favorite, slurpable hiking snacks.
Can't decide on just one cocktail for your adventure? Put together a mobile backcountry bar kit.
When we're burned out on sugary bars and jonesing for some quick calories to help us replenish our stores and re-up our motivation, we reach for one food above all others. Get your daily allotment with Backpacker's favorite cheesy recipes for everything from breakfast through dessert.
Backcountry meals can be boring. Spice them up—literally—with these handy add-ins.
This remixed pancake recipe is the breakfast of your dreams.
Create a foraged spread worthy of the most sophisticated garden party with this fragrant wildflower.
What happens when you introduce condiments to your dehydrator? We head to the kitchen to see if molecular gastronomy can work for hikers, too.
In winter, consuming hearty, nutrient-dense foods goes a long way toward keeping you warm. Stoke your inner furnace with these three energy-packed recipes.
We all need a little something to munch on while we wait for the chili to rehydrate. These tasty, easy-prep apps might just be the most memorable part of the meal.
Cold soaking is a popular no-cook method among weight-conscious hikers. But ditching your stove doesn’t have to mean sacrificing flavor.
Get toasty from the inside out with these hot beverages.
This backpacking staple can do more than make sandwiches.
Leave the freeze-dried meals at home and treat yourself to a gourmet trail meal with our most popular recipes.
Make these flavorful dishes and you won't need to dump Tabasco on your dinner.
Nothing provides comfort like chocolate—whether it's in a savory soup or a warm mug on a cold night.
Sometimes you just want a little more than a flask of whiskey. Wow your hiking partners with these 13 recipes.
Pack in sweet, creamy flavor with these fall-inspired recipes.
There's calorie density, nutritional profile, and bulk to consider. But when it comes to packing food for a thru-hike, one thing will always hold true: it has to taste good enough to eat.
Turn up the fun factor with stuffed fruits and veggies. Best part? No dishes required.